Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Jack's Birthday

Today, my little boy turned 5!  

Let's take a moment and check out Baby Jack:

Yes, there is my chunk.  Here he is at 3 1/2 months, weighing in at 17 1/2 lbs.  Chunk-a-munka.

And today, he is 5 and so ready for kindergarten next year.  He has been looking forward to his birthday for MONTHS now, so I wanted it to be a fun day.

We started the morning with donuts for Jack and Gil, and then headed to Shelburne Museum.  We received a year pass for Christmas but have yet to go (mostly because it's an outdoor museum and Vermont is just now getting warm!).  We had the BEST morning!

Gil loved the antique carousel!

Jack was a fan too.  In fact, he loved the whole museum so much!  He has asked if we can go back tomorrow.  

Here are my boys at the lighthouse.  The museum has lots of historical buildings to see--a lighthouse, a boat, a schoolhouse, a jail, etc.

Also, this is what Gil does now when you pull out the camera.  He's such a ham.

We came home for Gil's nap and then played outside with sidewalk chalk.  When Bech got home, I went to tutor a student and he took the boys to Oakledge park to try out Jack's new ENO hammock.

He loves it!  We are going camping this weekend and I can't wait to try it out there.

All of my boys in the hammock.

Instead of a cake, Jack requested Ben & Jerry's Tonight Dough, or, as he calls it, "Jimmy Fallon's ice cream."  I was happy to grant that wish!

And Gil needed to get in on the action too.  This is his preferred way to eat a pint.

Four has been such a fun age, but I am excited for five.  In the past couple of months, Jack has become even more fun.  He is witty and funny.  He has started noticing and paying attention to more (like when he mentioned something the NPR announcer was saying--oops, better start watching what we say/watch/listen to around him!).  

Jack loves anything he can build with.  He is a huge Lego fan.  He also loves puzzles, crafts, drawing, pirates, comic book/graphic novels, Tintin, Narnia, Harry Potter, and mazes.  He is definitely a problem solver type thinker.  He is super cuddly and lovey.  He loves snuggling.  He is getting better at obeying (bit by bit).  He is a wild man--he loves to run around and climb trees.  He keeps us laughing and on our toes.  

Happy Birthday, Jack!  I can't wait to see what the next year holds!

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